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2 Bell Ringer What are the two main political parties in the United States?

3 Answer Democrats and Republicans

4 Third Party Systems

5 What is a Third Party? Third parties often focus on issues the main parties (democrats & republicans) ignore. Third-party candidates can split the major party with which they are most similar, leading to the other major party's victory.

6 Populist Party Populist Party – established in 1890s; comprised of poor farmers from the south; generally opposed to banks, railroads, and upper class;

7 Populist Party William Jennings Bryan was the most popular populist candidate.

8 Progressive Party Progressive Party – formed in 1912 as a result of a split in the Republican Party Also known as the “Bull Moose Party”

9 Progressive Party Theodore Roosevelt most popular candidate

10 Closing Task Examine the populist and progressive parties.
You will complete the following: You will create a poster, your poster will signify the impact of third parties in the US. Make sure to include facts about the populist party and the progressive party. Use your notes and page pg the Jarrett Book. Your poster must be in color. IT IS DUE AT THE END OF CLASS.

11 Third Party Systems How did the Third Party system impact the US? Explain. Progressive Party: Why were they significant? What was it? Populist party: What was it? Why were they significant?

12 Bell Ringer After analyzing the title of the book, what do you think is the definition of a Muckraker?


14 Muckrakers Muckrakers –are authors that published truthful reports involving social issues

15 Group Assignment Match the correct reformer to its description.
You have 7 minutes to complete this task as a group. Once complete you will be responsible for the following: Each group member will be assigned a reformer. You will answer the following questions about your assigned reformer: Describe the occupation of this reformer What impact did this reformer have on American society? Is the reformer a Muckraker? Explain why/why not. Susan B. Anthony (123) Ida B. Wells (114) Upton Sinclair (113) WEB Dubois (114) You have 7 minutes to complete this task individually.

16 Round Robin You are now responsible for sharing your reformer with your group members: You will be given 4 minutes to share your reformer with your group members You will be given 7 minutes to write down the information shared by your group members.


18 Make sure the material on your handout is correct
Make sure the material on your handout is correct! If you need to add information, now is the time!

19 Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair – an author wrote “The Jungle” which exposed the conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar and leading to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act

20 Upton Sinclair

21 Pure Food and Drug Act Pure Food and Drug Act – was passed for preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated ,misbranded, poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, as well as for regulating traffic The government passed this law in response to Upton Sinclair’s work The Jungle

22 Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony – American reformer and leader of the women’s suffrage (voting) movement

23 Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells – American reformer and leader in the anti-lynching (hanging) crusade

24 W.E.B. DuBois W.E.B. DuBois – helped found the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). He encouraged a liberal arts education for African American civil rights leaders.

25 Question: The publication of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair in 1906 was instrumental in getting the members of congress to- Enact stronger anti-trust laws Support conservation of public land Establish a system of meat inspection Legalize strikes by labor unions

26 Closing Task I will create a newspaper article describing and identifying the following reformers: Reformers: Susan B. Anthony (371, 422) Ida B. Wells (371, 383) Upton Sinclair (430, 443) WEB Dubois (384, 421, 442, 501) You will answer the following questions in your article: Who is this person? (what DID THEY DO FOR A LIVING?) Evaluate THE impact they made on American society.

27 Bell Ringer What impact did this book make on United States History?

28 Answer It made people push the government to pass the Pure Food and Drug Act.

29 Video links Ida Wells Susan B. Anthony Upton Sinclair  W.E.B DuBois Fcorte pass: fc3927

Closing Task Pick two U.S. History topics and create an acrostic poem. Topics: Freedom, The West, Gilded Age , Progressive Era MUST BE IN COLOR DO NOT USE YOUR NOTEBOOKS OR BOOKS!

31 Bell Ringer 8-28-14 What impact has technology made on the U.S.?
Important Bell Ringer!!

32 Answer Impact on the nature of work Impact on business
Innovations in technology contributed to longer workdays and higher levels of production (assembly line manufacturing). Light bulbs enabled factories to remain open at night. Impact on business Patents gave individuals and companies exclusive rights over inventions. Allowed businesses to reduce cost, become more flexible, and meet consumer demands.

33 Transportation Automobiles increase the ability to travel distances and created new jobs Mass transportation such as cable cars and subway systems facilitate access to jobs, retail, and  recreation Raised standard of living allowed people to have more housing and employment choices Electric light Longer work day Improved quality of life by bringing light into dark homes and tenement buildings Communication Access to information – telephone, telegraph, computers, radios, televisions, Internet, cellular, and satellite technology

34 Understanding Text Individually read/skim the handout on Jane Addams and Francis Willard. 5 Minutes

35 Group Work As a group write a sentence about each individual.
Pick a speaker for your group You will present your findings to the class.

36 Terms for you to Understand:
Social: of or relating to society or its organization Political: of or relating to the government or the public affairs of a country Economics: financial considerations; economically significant aspects the social science concerned with the production and consumption of goods and services and the analysis of the commercial activities of a society.

37 Jane Addams Jane Addams – co-founder of Hull House which helped new immigrant women with job skills, educational, and artistic programs to become successful and productive citizens Her goal was to provide a center for a higher civic and social life; to institute and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago.

38 Frances Willard Frances Willard promoted the cause of women and reform as a pioneer educator and especially as the most prominent leader of the nineteenth century movement to end alcohol abuse. (Prohibition) Frances Willard – suffragette and member of the WCTU (Women’s Christian Temperance Union)

39 Closing Task You are to create a fake facebook profile for Jane Addams and Frances Willard The profile must include the following: 1.) A profile picture 2.) 2 status updates on something that the individual might have said 4. Create an about me section and answer the following questions: What was their political contribution to America during the Progressive Era? What was their social contribution to America during the Progressive Era? What was their economic contribution to America during the Progressive Era?

40 14b Identify ROLES OF GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES AND PRIVATE CITIZENS IN MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENT Including, but not limited to: John Muir helped persuade Theodore Roosevelt to set aside 148 million acres of forest reserves and over 50 wildlife sanctuaries and several national parks. The National Park Service is a U.S. federal agency that manages all national monuments and parks.

41 23c Explain HOW PARTICIPATION IN THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY REFLECTS NATIONAL ETHOS, PATRIOTISM, AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AS WELL AS OUR PROGRESS TO BUILD A "MORE PERFECT UNION." Including, but not limited to: Right to vote, participation in various levels of politics, recall, referendum Right to assemble Writing Congressional representatives

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